I am a Swiss postdoctoral researcher in philosophy of the city and I also work in the practice of neighbourhood development for the cantonal government in Basel. My dissertation dealt with representations and expressions of inner life, and my more recent research reverses the angle and studies public spaces.
My research has been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.CH), the Walter Benjamin Kolleg, the Holcim Foundation and the philosophy department of ETH Zurich. I have received the Elisabeth and Werner Leinfellner Prize in 2016 for the essay “Aesthetics and the ‘Inner’ Life“, and I was shortlisted for the British Society of Aesthetics Essay Prize for “Of Beetles and Roubles: Wittgenstein’s Novelistic Approach to the Interpretation of Action”.
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